On Tuesday, December 19, 2017 the Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families joins Honduran immigrants, immigrant rights leaders, and Latin American scholars to denounce/condemn U.S. complicity in the political chaos and instability in Honduras. #FueraJOH #Honduras
Suyapa Portillo, Pitzer College Professor and Immigrant from Honduras, speaks.
Angela Sanbrano, Chair of CARECEN's Board of Directors.
Jose Luis Hernandez, Honduran immigrant who lost his arm and leg during his migration journey to the United States.
Marlom Portillo, Honduran immigrant and representative from Homies Unidos.
On Saturday, Oct 7th, the Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees and Families hosted the "Freedom for Adelanto Hunger Strikers Solidarity Concert with Ellen Olera" to raise funds to release Haitian and Central American refugee hunger strikers at Adelanto Detention Center. Below are some pictures from the event! For more, please visit our Flickr here.
Group picture at the end of the concert.
Ellen Olera singing her soul out!
Julio, one of the original Adelanto 9 Hunger Strikers, a Central American refugee from El Salvador who was recently released, shares his testimony.Read more
HUMAN RIGHTS ALLIANCE STATEMENT:
The Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families, a coalition of community members, activists, academics, and sister organizations based in Los Angeles, fully supports the actions and demands of the Adelanto 9 who are currently on hunger strike in Victorville CA. As an organization that began as a response to the quote/unquote Central American Child Immigrant crisis of 2014, and whose members have seen firsthand the dismal conditions of these so called detention centers headed by the For Profit GEO Group, we understand that for these detained refugees, the decision to organize a hunger strike is a last resort.
Their demands which consists of setting fair bail amounts for all detained, due process afforded under international law for those seeking political asylum, availability of clean, drinking water, and, edible food, are all things that should never be asked for.Read more
"¿Mito o Realidad?: La Crisis de Refugiados Centroamericanos" III Cumbre de Juventudes Salvadoreñas - LA 2016
El 3 de septiembre del 2016, la Alianza de los Derechos Humanos para Ninos Refugiados y Familias dio una presentacion en la III Cumbre de Juventudes Salvadoreñas - LA 2016titulada "¿Mito o Realidad?: La Crisis de Refugiados Centroamericanos".
Dangerous Journeys: How US-sponsored border militarization in Central America is fueling a human rights crisis
Despite its own role in creating the crisis that is currently displacing Central Americans, the US government is now trying to physically stop them from seeking safety elsewhere. Since 2014, the Mexico-Guatemala border has become heavily militarized with funding and training from the United States, exacerbating the human rights crisis for migrants and refugees.
Now, Congress is requiring that Central American countries militarize their own national borders in order to access development funds, an unconscionable demand that will have devastating results.Read more
On May 24, 2016, the Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families protested Hillary Clinton's visit to Los Angeles and called on the community to take to the streets to remind her that she is NOT welcomed in LA! She is a war criminal who has openly called for the deportation of unaccompanied refugee children back to Central America. She was responsible for the coup of President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras and the killing of thousands in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Palestine. The Human Rights Alliance focuses on the root causes of forced migration and ultimately sees all these issues connected. Also, this event is being organized by various community based organizations and NOT by the Bernie Sanders campaign. Although some of the people in attendance will undoubtedly be Bernie Sanders supporters, the majority of the organizers are non-partisan.
Endorsing organizations included: Unión del Barrio, Familia: Transqueer Liberation Movement, Immigrant Youth Coalition, CISPES LA, Homies Unidos and Central American Youth Council.